|Scandinavia - Norway, Sweden, Denmark - William Deneen|
This film provides contrasts and similarities among the three countries. In Norway, Deneen visits with a fishing family from the small city of Alesund, in Denmark, with a farm family, and in Sweden, with the family of a glassworker. The countries are contrasted in terms of natural resources and reliance on trade.
|School for Ted - Irving Rusinow|
Through the clever use of children's clay models, this film decscribes the functions of various individuals associated with the school, including principals, teachers, cafteria workers, crossing gurads, custodians, and the PTA. The audience for this film would have been first-graders. While they do not have significant roles, the Asian and Black students in the class represent one of the earliest examples of integrated classrooms shown in academic film.
Keywords: elementary school; integration
|Shaw vs. Shakespeare I: The Character of Caesar - John Barnes|
This is the first film in Barnes' 'Shaw vs. Shakespeare' series, considered by experts to be among the finest educational films ever made. Here is wonderful introduction to Barnes as an insightful and witty interpreter of Shakespeare on film, the opening film of the triptych focusing on George Bernard Shaw’s belief that, although Shakespeare’s play was superior to his own, the treatment of the character of Caesar was not...
Keywords: Geoge Bernard Shaw; Shaw; Shakespeare; Moffat; Kiley; Grossman
|Shaw vs. Shakespeare II: The Tragedy of Julius Caesar - John Barnes|
In maintaining that Brutus was the least morally-reprehensible character in Shakespeare’s play, Shaw here plays the critic, offering analysis to the scenes played by Barnes’ remarkable cast, led by Donald Moffat, Richard Kiley and Suzanne Grossman. This is the second of a 3 part series. To view the first and third parts, visit http://www.archive.org/details/shaw_vs_shakespeare_1 and http://www.archive.org/details/shaw_vs_shakespeare_3
Keywords: George Bernard Shaw; Shaw; Shakespeare; Moffat; Kiley; Grossman
|Shaw vs. Shakespeare III: ‘Caesar and Cleopatra - John Barnes|
This passionate interplay between the girl-queen and the wily conqueror provides the groundwork for George Bernard Shaw’s contention that there has been no social progress in the so-called Christian era, founded as it is upon judgment, guilt, and punishment, an era that can be characterized as "one of the bloodiest and most discreditable episodes" in the history of humankind. This is the third and final film in Barnes' 'Shaw vs...
Keywords: Shaw; Moffat; Kiley; Grossman
|Silent Snow, Secret Snow - Gene Kearney|
Alienation, angst, and schizophrenia are powerful themes addressed by Kearney in this forgotten masterpiece. From a story by Conrad Aiken.
Keywords: schizophrenia; teen angst
Downloads: 18,693 (16 reviews)
|Skippy and the 3 R's. - National Education Association and Affiliated State Education Associations|
Shows how a teacher, by helping a first-grade child to discover his need for learning, teachers him to read, write, and do arithmetic. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC.
Downloads: 2,642 (1 review)
|Solar System (2nd Ed) - Tom Smith|
Tom Smith headed up the Special Effects team at Industrial Light & Magic, where he created all the goodies for the 'Star Wars' films. This is his academic film masterwork, which took over a year to create, over 13 weeks to film, and utilized "traveling mattes," with as many as five separate films running in the background, showcasing wonderful models and graphics. About the making of the film, Tom Smith writes: "I made that film in 1976 with Richard Basehart as narrator and a classical music sco...
Keywords: space; universe; Industrial Light and Magic; ILM
Downloads: 23,278 (2 reviews)
|Sorcerer’s Apprentice - Edward English|
Lisl Weil, a dancer who often performed in New York with friend Tommy Scherman and his Little Orchestra Society, was also a splendid charcoal artist. Here, accompanied by Sherman’s musical interpretation of the Paul Dukas classic, she soars across the screen, drawing abstract characters on a massive blank board in a timeless, fun film that juxtaposes wonderfully with the better-known Disney treatment in 'Fantasia.'
Keywords: charcoal; dukas
Downloads: 3,461 (1 review)
|South Atlantic Region, The - Jon Wilkman Productions|
Examines the people, industry, economy, and landscape of the South Atlantic region of the United States.
Keywords: United States; geography
|South Central Region - Jon Wilkman Productions|
Examines the people, industry, economy, and landscape of the South Central region of the United States.
Keywords: geography; United States
|Southwest, The - John Wilkman Productions|
Examines the people, industry, economy, and landscape of the Southwest region of the United States.
Keywords: United States; geography
|Spanish Children - William Deneen|
Here we witness the activities of a boy and his sister during harvest time in the Andalucian mountain village of Álora, 40km north of Málaga, in Spain, showing their life at home, at school, in the village plaza and in the orchards and fields. This whitewashed village with steep cobblestone streets was formerly home to Cervantes, and reputedly the birthplace of the Malagueñas style of flamenco music...
Keywords: andalucia; andalusia
|Stalking the Wild Cranberry: the Making of a TV Commercial - Gordon Webber|
This wonderful film traces the steps taken in creating and shooting a television commercial for Post Grape Nuts. This film was produced by George Gage Productions, which filmed the commercial, starring the legendary Euell Gibbons, for the Benton & Bowles advertising agency, with lots of discussions & outtakes. The funky "Cranberry Rag" played by pianist Paul McDonough is delightful.
Keywords: advertising; Euell Gibbons
Downloads: 2,731 (2 reviews)
|Story into film : Clark's ThePortable Phonograph - John Barnes|
On camera, director John Barnes demonstrates how Walter Van Tilburg Clark's short story 'The Portable Phonograph' was adapted to make a motion picture. Barnes alternates between reading passages from the story and showing film interpretations of the same scene, describing the differences between the actual story and the screenplay. For more on John Barnes, visit http://www.afana.org/barnesbio.htm
|Sun Flight: the Myth of Daedalus and His Son, Icarus - Gerald McDermott|
Tha late Gerald McDermott was an exceptional animator who made only five short animated films before he changed careers and became a Caldecott Award-winning children's author. 'Sun Flight' has been out of distribution for years. For a biography and filmography, visit McDermott's AFA page at: www.afana.org/mcdermott.htm
Keywords: animation; myth
Downloads: 6,916 (2 reviews)
|Symmetry - Philip Stapp|
'Symmetry' (1966) 10m, dir. Philip Stapp Stapp was one of the greatest animators working in the 1950-1975 era, using stylized, often pointillist abstract imagery, in a floating world sometimes surrealist, at other times reminiscent of Japanese "ukiyo-e" illustration. His spectacular 'Symmetry' is his greatest film, a fantasy of dancing images breaking apart, spinning, and converging. For more information on Stapp, visit: http://www.afana.org/stapp.htm
Downloads: 6,744 (1 review)